Joe Wicks' halloumi and cashew curry recipe

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Joe Wicks' halloumi and cashew curry takes just 10 minutes to cook and only uses nine ingredients.

Joe Wicks' halloumi and cashew curry
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  • healthy
  • Low-fat
  • Vegetarian
Cooking Time10 mins
Cost RangeCheap
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories732 Kcal37%
Sugar9 g10%
Fat46 g66%
Saturated Fat25 g125%
Salt2 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein34 g68%
Carbohydrates50 g19%
Salt2 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Joe Wicks' halloumi and cashew curry is the ultimate meat-free dinner and it only takes 10 minutes to cook. 

Quicker, cheaper and tastier than a lot of delivery options, this dinner for two takes just 20 minutes to get on the table. Joe says: “I love a bit of fusion, and this is fusion at its best. Salty halloumi tastes amazing in this curry with brown rice and toasted cashews. Yum!"


  • 25g cashew nuts
  • ½ tsp ground turmeric
  • 300g steamed brown basmati rice
  • 200g halloumi cheese
  • 125g cherry tomatoes
  • 5g coriander
  • 25g solid coconut cream
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 32g tomato paste




  1. Before you begin...Get all your ingredients and equipment ready. Skim through these steps so you know what’s to come.
  2. Now, let's get started! Boil half a kettle. Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium-high heat. Cut the halloumi into bite-sized pieces. Once hot, add the chopped halloumi to the pan and cook for 1 min or until starting to brown.
  3. Meanwhile, heat a separate pan over a medium-low heat. Once hot, add the cashew nuts and cook for 4-5 min or until toasted all over and then set aside for garnish.
  4. Once the halloumi is starting to brown, add the garam masala and turmeric and cook for 1 min further or until fragrant.
  5. Meanwhile, chop the cherry tomatoes in half, then add them to the pan and cook for 1-2 min further. Whilst the tomatoes are cooking, remove the coconut cream from the sachet and chop it roughly. Dissolve the chopped coconut cream and tomato paste in 200ml boiled water and season with a pinch of salt – this is your coconut stock.
  6. Increase the heat to high, add the coconut stock to the pan and cook for 2-3 min further or until thickened to a curry-like consistency - this is your halloumi curry.
  7. Whilst the curry is cooking, squeeze the pouch of steamed brown basmati rice to separate the grains. Tear the top corner of the pouch (just a little!) and microwave for 2 min or until piping hot. Chop the coriander roughly, including the stalks.
  8. Serve the halloumi curry with the steamed brown basmati rice to the side. Garnish with the toasted cashew nuts and chopped coriander. Enjoy!

Top tips for making Joe Wicks' halloumi and cashew curry

Keep a close eye on your cashew nuts when you’re toasting them, they can very quickly go from perfect to burnt! Next time you have the oven on, consider roasting some cashews in bulk so you have them to hand for any recipe that calls for toasted cashews.

What can I use instead of cashew nuts?

Almonds or peanuts would bring a tasty flavour to this recipe or toasted pinenuts would be a nice choice too. To make it nut-free, consider using a scattering of crispy onions. 

What can I use instead of halloumi?

Swap the halloumi for paneer. It's an Indian cheese with a similar texture although it's softer and less 'squeaky'.

What can I serve with curry instead of rice?

If you don't like rice we recommend serving with a toasted flatbread, wrap or naan bread. 

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Jessica Ransom

“If you’ve doubled the ingredients and are cooking this recipe for four, you can microwave two packets of rice at the same time but add an extra couple minutes to the timer to ensure they are both piping hot.”

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We have plenty more Lean in 15 recipes but if you have more time on your hands, try making Joe Wicks chickpea curry. This Joe Wicks Goan fish curry is another tasty option but if you’re craving a treat meal, try Wagamama's katsu curry recipe.

Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks aka ‘The Body Coach’ rose to fame after his Instagram videos started to go viral. With 15-minute recipes and HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts to do at home, Joe quickly became one of the most followed personal trainers in the country.

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